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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Divine Comedy

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


The dark wood - This is where the protagonist begins the poem.

Leopard, Lion, She-wolf, and Greyhound - These stalk the protagonist at the beginning of the poem.

Blank banner - This object is carried by the lukewarm on the outside of Hell.

The abyss - This object is the form that Hell takes in the poem.

Castle - This location is where the righteous nonbelievers dwell in Hell.

Water - This object runs throughout much of Hell, leading to the very bottom and center of it.

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